Montreal, Quebec, & the Gaspe Peninsula

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Montréal, Québec City, Tadoussac, Matane, Percé,...
Montreal, Quebec, & the Gaspe Peninsula
Start Location: Montréal End Location: Québec City
Day 1: Arrival, Montréal

Arrive at your accommodations in Montreal and enjoy the evening at leisure.
Overnight: Montréal
Day 2: Montreal - Guided Sightseeing Tour of Montreal

Experience an overview of Montréal and its historical sites where youwill discover all of the characteristics this city has to offer. Ourcharming tour guide will present you with one of the world’s largestFrench speaking cities with more museums (McCord Museum, GrévinMuseum and Pointe-à-Callière Museum) restaurants, and shops thanyou can count.Your tour will include stops at the city`s most captivating attractions where you can have time to take memorable pictures.
Overnight: Montréal
Day 3: Montreal - Guided Sightseeing Cruise

Discover Montreal from a whole new perspective. From the ancient locks of the Canal Lachine to the Boucherville islands, you will enjoy a commentary as you cruise. Along with your guide, explore 35kilometres of history and attractions along the St. Lawrence River: the Jacques-Cartier Bridge, the shoreline and the islands of Boucherville. A world to discover!
Overnight: Montréal
Day 4: Montreal - VIA Rail Journey to Quebec City

Whether for a sightseeing city break or a relaxing weekend away, fighting traffic is no way to travel. Why not dial down the stress and dial up the convenience? There’s no better way to get to all the festivals, museums, and great restaurants than downtown-to-downtown service. Travel right into the heart of the action with unparalleled comfort and ease. So go ahead—let yourself enjoy the ride.
Overnight: Québec City
Day 5: Quebec City - Historic Walking Tour of Old Quebec

Follow your cicerone off the beaten paths and let yourself be seduced by the charms of Old Quebec, a jewel of UNESCO’s world heritage! Our period characters will take you through 400 years of action-packed history! Including Dufferin Terrace, Latin Quarter, Fortifications, Notre-Dame-de-Québec Basilica, Petit-Champlain Borough and PlaceRoyale.
Overnight: Québec City
Day 6: Quebec City - Fabulous Country Tour

Travel back in time to rural Quebec and enjoy the view! As you ride along the 40 kilometers of Chemin du Roy to Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, you will pass through the many traditional villages of rural Québec. In Sainte-Anne de Beaupré, you will be given time to visit the world famous Shrine. You will also stop at the Montmorency Falls (11/2 times higher than Niagara Falls). Just as you think your day isover, you will be treated to a short visit on the Island of Orléans,discovered by Jacques Cartier in 1535, where the picturesque village of Sainte-Pétronille, with its 19th century rural atmosphere, waits to be rediscovered again.
Overnight: Québec City
Day 7: Quebec City to Tadoussac

Follow the north shore of the St. Lawrence River through the holidayregion of Charlevoix and visit the PointeNoire Interpretation &Observation Centre in Baie Sainte-Catherine where you will be able toobserve whales and others marine mammals and learn about thenetwork that provides assistance to shipping on the St. Lawrence byvisiting the lighthouse station. Tadoussac was founded in the seventeenth century when the first fur-trading post in Canada was established here. Set out for an encounter with 13 species of whales and marinemammals aboard a boat specially designed for observation and thenenjoy an incursion in the majestic Saguenay Fjord!
Overnight: Tadoussac
Day 8: Tadoussac to Matane

Cross the St Laurence River and drive to Matane. Poised on the St. Lawrence estuary at the gateway to Gaspésie, Matane boasts an outstanding location. Its name originates in a Mi’kmaq word for “beaver pond,” so it’s no surprise to learn that Matane is a nature destination par excellence. Discover a vibrant human-scale downtown whose array of sites and services make it the most attractive city in the eastern Québec. You’ll also be charmed by the legendary hospitality of the people of this region that’s by turns urban, rural, industrial and historic—but above all, maritime.
Overnight: Matane
Day 9: Matane to Gaspe to Perce Self-Drive

The Chic-Choc Mountains (hills which “rise up like a wall at the edgeof the world”), have an ecology much like Canada’s North with mooseand caribou. Forillon National Park preserves wild coastal landscapesand quiet fishing villages. Forillon also boasts Canada’s tallestlighthouse in Cap-des-Rosiers. In the afternoon you arrive at “land’send” where you find the giant Percé Rock and Bonaventure Island,home to great seabird colonies.
Overnight: Percé
Day 10: Perce - Scenic Rock Boat Cruise

With 375-million years of history, the largest bird sanctuary in NorthAmerica and fascinating marine mammals, this promises to be aunique experience! Admire the immense limestone block that is PerceRock - formed at the bottom of the sea during the Devonian period.The boat will have a stop at Bonaventure Island for those who want toexplore this island (self guided), home to over 100,000 gannets (Aprilto October).
Overnight: Percé
Day 11: Perce to Rimouski

Your trip continues around the Gaspé Peninsula and you will havetime to enjoy beautiful surroundings with magnificent sea andmountain scenery. Take the time to relax on a beach or to go for ashort hike in the area. Continue to Carleton sur Mer which is a majortourist destination on the Gaspé Peninsula, surrounded by mountainsand sea. Visit Miguasha National Park, a fossil-rich site some 378million-years-old, which has been recognized as a World Heritage Siteby UNESCO. Studies of the fish and plant fossils found here havecontributed to some key documents written about the evolution of lifeon earth. Continue through scenic Matapedia Valley back to the St.Lawrence River. The town of Rimouski extends from the shore of theSt. Lawrence to a plateau overlooking the river and the Ile Saint-Barnabé just off shore. By following the coastline, you will reach themagnificent Le Bic National Park which will surprise you with itsunique panorama made up of bays, capes, islands, mountains and adiversified wildlife.
Overnight: Rimouski
Day 12: Rimouski to Riviere du Loup

By following the coastline, you will reach the magnificent Le BicNational Park which will surprise you with its unique panorama ofbays, capes, islands, mountains and a diversified wildlife. Severalislands in the St. Lawrence can be explored.
Overnight: Rivière-du-Loup
Day 13: Riviere du Loup

From this unique departure point at the Marina of Riviere-du-Loup,meander through the St. Lawrence River and its magnificent islandson this 3.5 hour cruise in search of marine animals in their stompinggrounds.Accompanied by experienced guides, you can hope to observe whales, porpoises, seals and other marine species which may include belugas! The ship will take you to the heart of the Saguenay -St. Lawrence Marine Park, the most beautiful whale watching site in the world! En-route you will discover the history of this region, the islands and traditional lighthouses. Facilities on board include a glassed in deck, observation area, covered terrace, souvenir shop, bistro & bar
Overnight: Rivière-du-Loup
Day 14: Quebec City Free Day

Sure of its charms, and with a dash of haughtiness, Quebec City’sgracious yet simple style continues to delight visitors. The city haswhat it takes to please: and enchanting setting on the St. Lawrence, apriceless architectural legacy and a rich and colorful past. Its region isbrimming with exceptional natural parks and pretty heritage villages.Exploring Old Quebec on foot is like travelling back in time! stroll itssloping streets, wander along ramparts or the fortifications themselvesand take in the breathtaking views of the river, port and thesurrounding hills
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Our tours are suitable for all age demographics. The average age of travelers is typically 45+

I am a solo traveler. Is there a single surcharge?

There are options for single travelers to join most tours. Solo Travelers can choose to pay the single supplement and have their own room throughout the tour. For those willing to share, we also have a Twin Share option that is offered for the majority of our tours. This means you will be sharing the hotel rooms with another single, same gender traveller who also books the Twin Share option. If this is the case, there will be no single supplement charged to either of you. If we are unable to match you with another Twin Share traveler, there may be a single surcharge applied to cover the full cost of the rooms on some of our longer tours. Please enquire before finalizing your booking for full details.

How physically demanding is this tour? Are you able to accommodate people with mobility restrictions/limitations?

This tour has a low level of physical demand, although there may be some activities or sightseeing tours that require walking short distances. Please inquire if you have any mobility restrictions before completing your booking to ensure this tour is right for you.

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Each passenger may bring one large suitcase and one carry-on bag. The weight limit for this suitcase is 32 kilograms/60 pounds. Baggage handling is provided at the hotels in our tour packages. Please advise our reservations staff if you will be bringing additional items such as a cane, walker or wheelchair. You may also bring one small soft-sided carry-on bag, which should easily fit into the overhead shelf of the coach. Each person is responsible for his/her own carryon luggage. Remember to check your airline baggage restrictions if you are flying, as they may differ from Anderson Vacations Tours guidelines.

What is your recommended spending amount for non-included meals?

The suggested allowance for non-included meals is $40.00 — $60.00 CAD per day (includes tipping).

Can you accommodate passengers with dietary restrictions (food allergies, vegan, vegetarian etc.)?

Yes! There are many meals included on our fully escorted tours. Please inform us of any dietary restrictions at the time of booking so we can ensure there are alternative meal choices and arrangements made for you.

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For your convenience, gratuities for local guides and meals stated on the itinerary are included in the price of the tour. For meals not included in your tour package please remember that it is customary to tip your server 15-20% in North America. Gratuities for your Motorcoach Driver and Tour Director are left to your discretion. We recommend $4.00 - $5.00 CAD per person, per day for your Motorcoach Driver and $6.00 - $7.00 CAD per person, per day for your Tour Director. if you can't find your


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These travel experiences are fully customizable to better fit your needs. Every itinerary is created based on your comfort level, accommodation choices, and personal interests. Whether you are looking for a rail adventure, self drive holiday, unique experiences, or a short city stay our team will work with you on combining accommodation, transportation, and activities based on your preferences to create the perfect itinerary for you.

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